Dominik Dinkel is looking to take his 2020 FIA European Rally Championship ERC1 Junior campaign on a round-by-round basis as he prepares to step up-to international-level rallying for the first time.
Dinkel, who has been a regular front-runner in the German Rally championship in recent seasons, is set to compete in a full European season campaign beginning with this weekend’s Rally di Rome Capitale in a Skoda Fabia Rally2 EVO.
He said ahead of the opening round of the season: “Rally di Roma will be very difficult because everything is new and the competition will be very high. We want to go step by step. My main aim is to finish the rally, get more experience of the car and the rally.”
“I didn’t drive in Italy so I don’t know any stage there. I try to find a good rhythm in each stage. I drove the Fabia Evo in the last round of the German championship last year but we crashed so this will be the first really rally with this car.”
One of Dinkel’s familiar rivals this year will be triple and defending Germany champion Fabian Kreim, who also makes the switch to the ERC for 2020.
Rally di Rome Capitale takes place this weekend, with coverage throughout the event here on The Checkered Flag.